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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 8, 2021
Olympic boycott risks becoming the next big U.S.-China battle
While most diplomats doubted there would be an outright boycott, they noted that a lot can change before the opening ceremony 10 months from now.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 7, 2021
Talk of U.S.-led Beijing Olympics boycott puts Japan in tight spot
Japan has been wary of checking China on rights issues, partly out of fear of economic retaliation from its largest trading partner.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 2, 2021
China slams foreign correspondents club as an 'illegal organization'
The BBC's China correspondent John Sudworth recently left Beijing for Taipei, citing intimidation of his family and threats of legal action.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Mar 17, 2021
Speedskater Miho Takagi reaching new heights despite pandemic restraints
A year without overseas competition amid the coronavirus pandemic has been a challenge for speedskating star Miho Takagi, but has also given her a different perspective on her sport.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 26, 2021
U.S. has not made 'final decision' on participating in Beijing Games
The White House has not made a final decision on whether the United States will take part in the 2022 Winter Olympics in China, President Joe Biden's spokeswoman said on Thursday, even as some Republicans call for a boycott.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 20, 2021
China is preparing for another Olympics in Beijing, like it or not
When Beijing staged the Summer Olympic Games in 2008, many argued — or at least hoped — that the international attention would improve human rights in China. It didn’t.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 21, 2021
China barricades part of capital as COVID-19 outbreak escalates
Beijing has imposed a lockdown of 1.7 million people in part of the Chinese capital as officials race to prevent a COVID-19 resurgence in the country’s northern region from seeping into its most important city.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 13, 2021
China sees biggest COVID-19 spike in over five months
China has recorded the biggest daily jump in COVID-19 cases in more than five months, despite four cities in lockdown, increased testing and other measures aimed at preventing another wave of infections in the world's second biggest economy.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 8, 2021
City near Beijing locked down and millions tested as COVID-19 outbreak grows
The total size of the cluster centering on Shijiazhuang has risen to 123 confirmed cases, excluding asymptomatic ones, which have also been detected in the mass testing.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 18, 2020
Russia's Olympic doping ban halved, but flag barred from Tokyo Olympics
The ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport drew criticism for anti-doping officials who claimed that Russia was not sufficiently punished for its state-sponsored doping activities.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 22, 2020
After 23 years of Chinese rule, Hong Kong is back to square one
Hong Kong's chief executive has created a path for the city's leadership to remove legislators at will, without involvement of the legislature itself or the judiciary.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Nov 14, 2020
Beijing Olympic figure and speed skating test events canceled due to virus concerns
Beijing will no longer host the figure skating Grand Prix Final scheduled for December or the speed skating world championships in February due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the International Skating Union said Friday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 17, 2020
In Hong Kong, Chinese Communist Party officials stride out of the shadows
Xi Jinping is intent on extending party dominance across the entire country, especially in Hong Kong, an enclave of resistance that erupted in protest last year.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jul 9, 2020
Smog caused an estimated 49,000 deaths in Beijing and Shanghai since Jan. 1
Air pollution has caused an estimated 49,000 deaths and $23 billion in economic losses in the cities of Beijing and Shanghai alone since Jan. 1, according to a "clean air counter" launched by environmental groups on Thursday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 24, 2020
China-India border clash leads to contrasting domestic responses
The skirmish between Chinese and Indian troops over a long-disputed border this month is being treated in New Delhi as the country's worst diplomatic crisis in decades even as it is downplayed by Beijing.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Jun 23, 2020
Beijing outbreak shows COVID-19’s insidious ability to hide
Just as Beijing looked poised to claim victory over the coronavirus, a 52-year-old man with fever and chills showed how the pandemic can come roaring back from apparent obscurity.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 18, 2020
Beijing's coronavirus outbreak poses test for Xi, China’s chairman of everything
The stakes are especially high for Xi, who has staked his credibility on China's response and sought to frame himself as a global leader in the crisis.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 15, 2020
Chinese diplomats behaving badly
Chinese diplomats have long had a reputation as well-trained, colorless and cautious professionals who pursue their missions doggedly without attracting much unfavorable attention. But a new crop of younger diplomats are ditching established diplomatic norms in favor of aggressively promoting China’s...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 13, 2020
Beijing district in 'wartime emergency' after virus spike shuts market
A district of Beijing was on a "wartime" footing and the capital banned tourism on Saturday after a cluster of novel coronavirus infections centred around a major wholesale market sparked fears of a new wave of COVID-19.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 10, 2020
China and scientists dismiss study suggesting coronavirus spread in August 2019
Beijing dismissed as "ridiculous" a Harvard Medical School study of hospital traffic and search engine data that suggested the novel coronavirus may already have been spreading in China last August, and scientists said it offered no convincing evidence of when the outbreak began.

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